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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - September 15, 1965, Bennington, Vermont Showers showers and thundershowers ending this evening followed by Clearing tonight. Low temperatures will be in the 50s. Thursday fair and a Little cooler. Yesterday s High 59 Low 46. Today at 7 ., 56. Trace of precipitation. Sunset 7 03 . Sunrise 6 32 The interesting Constellation the Lizard is found Between the Swan and the Queen. Its head is in the Milky Way. Benning Bennington Vermont wednesday september 15, 1965 Anner founded weekly in 1841, daily in 1903. No. 19,864 to cents big attack begun against v Cong Saigon up troops of four nations dropped by Parachute and brought in by helicopter and armoured columns today swept through a Viet Cong stronghold 20 Miles North of Saigon softened up by b52 strikes tuesday. The b52s from Guam struck again today in their 24th raid of the War saturating another suspected communist stronghold barely to Miles North of storms slash Midwest Peoria 111. Up a a series of late summer storms and tornadoes mounting vicious winds pounding rain and Hall slashed across the Midwest tuesday night battering Peoria and Lush Central Illinois cropland. At least two persons were known dead in storm connected accidents. The injury toll stood at 35 and damage in the Peoria area alone was set at $1 million. Gov. Otto Kerner was flying Here today to personally assess the destruction. The storms which started in Iowa As darkness fell Cut a Swath of destruction across Illinois and veered into Indiana. Up to 4 inches of rain came Down in torrents Hail Hammer Edat crops and occasionally a Tornado spun Down from the looming Clouds. Farmers feared much of the state s Corn and soybean crop ready for Harvest a suffered damage. Thousands of Homes in the seven county storm path were without Power or Telephone service. Peoria suffered the Brunt of the damage. At least 30 persons were injured in the City. The Peoria City stockyards were a shambles. A soft drink bottling Plant and a whisky barrel factory were demolished by a Tornado. The massive search and destroy operation one of the largest Ever undertaken in Viet Nam. American planes simultaneously struck hard in South Viet Nam and bombed a communist army Barracks and ammunition depot at yen Shoal 35 Miles Northwest of Hanoi. Yen Shoal is a frequently bombed target believed to be a key part of Hanoi s offensive abilities. The big operation in the Ben cat area 20 Miles North of Saigon was launched tuesday by 1,000 vietnamese paratroopers who leaped in a blinding rainstorm in what was described As the biggest vietnamese paratroop jump of the War. A u. S. Military spokesman said the operation so far had encountered Only sniper fire and that new zealand and australian troops fighting alongside americans and vietnamese had suffered some casualties. There were no details. Military Headquarters reported today that 17 americans were killed in fighting in Viet Nam last week bringing to 672 the number of americans who have died in combat in Viet Nam. Another 289 died from other causes for a death toll of 961. The weekly fighting summary showed a Sharp increase in Viet Cong incidents but it was the first week since april in which the Viet Cong failed to strike anywhere in battalion strength. There were 635 a a incidents Quot As opposed to 570 the week previous. The military reported South see Viet Nam Page to col. 2 h Ash i r righting anti Anes Poi pc of pens it Ipi Meil Pope Paul i departs from custom by proceeding on foot instead of being carried by chair tuesday to the opening of the fourth and final session of the ecumenical Council in Rome. Up religious Liberty stand Sparks verbal Battle Vatican City up Francis Cardinal Spellman of new York and Richard James Cardinal Cushing of Boston today led a Battle against a last ditch conservative drive to Block an ecumenical Council declaration on religious Liberty. The violent verbal clash came after Pope Paul i intervened at the Assembly s opening work session to promulgate the establishment of a new Senate help him guide affairs of the Hurricane s death poll stands at 75 sen. Pm it w and Teddy team t it Burlington up a sen Winston Prouty r-vt., is co sponsoring legislation to Aid Early detection of metabolic disorders in new born infants. The senator along with sen. Edward m. Kennedy d-mass., wants legislation promoting Hospital detection of phenylketonuria commonly called pkg. The disorder leads to mental or physical damage to new born infants and can be prevented through special diets of caught in time. Mary Fletcher and de goes Rland memorial hospitals at Burlington have made these tests mandatory since july 1964. Or. Edward Friedman of the state health department said 99 per cent of All Vermont hospitals with obstetrical care units have now made this testing mandatory. New Orleans up a Hurricane Betsy a floodwaters fell Inch by Inch today and bared an incredible tangle of shattered Homes wrecked cars and smashed businesses across the almost inaccessible Southern tip of Louisiana. Gov. John j. Mckeithen said damage caused by the storm last thursday and Friday would run Quot roughly Quot More than $1 billion. Thousands of workers pitched in to clean up the mess. The official death toll stood at 75, with 63 known dead in Louisiana and a dozen killed in Betsy s swipe across the Bahamas Florida and the Mississippi coast. Weather was a major Factor in the cleanup of still flooded new Orleans. Quot if it Rains god help us Quot said Edmund Hughes superintendent of the sewage and water Board. Even in Normal times much of new Orleans lies six feet below the level of the Mississippi River. The weather forecast called for Quot moderate Quot rain in afternoon and thundershowers for the next five Days. Under a Bright Sun tuesday Waters receded somewhat in hard hit plaque mines Parish South of new Orleans. Water mud and human misery met those who were permitted to drive in trucks past roadblocks and penetrate Low lying areas for the ii St time since the storm hit. The stench was overpowering. Dead animals floated in the floodwaters. Houses were smashed to the ground. There was no drinking water or electric Power below Belle Chasse. Residents who had stayed through the storm were trying to dry and repair what was left to them. Tugboats sat on 20-foot levees testimony to the Power of winds unofficially clocked at 190 Miles an hour in almost demolished Venice la. New Orleans struggled to get Back on its feet. More than 3,000 Utility and Telephone company repairmen Many of them from out of state worked around the clock to piece together the hundreds of Miles of downed electrical and Telephone lines. Almost half the 351,000 phones knocked out were Back in service. on the inside columnist Elizabeth Dwyer gives a snort at tvs dismal fare Page 4. Eleven town Union school study group concludes. New target Page 5. Pearl Buck plans use of Winhall property by her foundation which aids amerasian children Page 7. Of Bishops to the pastoral Church. When debate opened on the religious Liberty declaration the Spanish archbishop of Tarragona Beniamino Cardinal de Arriba y Castro Rose to say Quot Only the Catholic Church has the right to preach the the declaration asserts the right of All men to worship according to the dictates of their conscience. Conservative Leader Ernesto Cardinal Ruffoni archbishop of Palermo Sicily joined in the attack. He said Quot the state has the obligation As a state to worship Cardinal Spellman had opened the debate with a diametrically opposed View. He said Quot every Man must be free from every coercion in matters of Bostons Cardinal Cushing a Champion of the declaration through its Long Rocky coun ciliary history told the assembled prelates Quot we must preach the gospel of the 54-Page declaration asserts clearly that each Man must be free from any coercion both in his private conscience and the free exercise in society of his religious beliefs. It says the Public exercise of worship can p Ope Willi protestant leaders Vatican City up a Pope Paul i Quot has expressed interest Quot in a possible meeting with american protestant leaders in the United states Vatican sources said today. The Pope will visit the United nations in new York on oct. 4 to make a plea for world peace. Tuesday Bishop Fred Pierce Corson head of the methodist world Council and an official observer at the final session of the ecumenical Council now in Progress Here disclosed that he had proposed a meeting with protestant leaders in new York As a gesture of religious Unity in the peace plea. W hat a inuit North Brinnin Lon selectmen tackle voting problems Bennington selectmen tuesday night tackled the question of voting procedures to be followed in the upcoming legislative elections and the establishment of polling places to be used by local voters. They tabled however a key decision on whether or not North Bennington will continue to have the separate polling place which it has enjoyed for the past several years. Town fathers first decided that paper ballots and not the town s voting machines will be used in the primary election oct. 19. Selectmen two weeks ago indicated they favored the idea of paper ballots because they would be Quot simpler and cheaper Quot to use in the special elections in which Only the state s legislative posts will be involved. No final decision was made however pending receipt of an opinion on the matter from town counsel Norton Barber. Barber who appeared at the meeting initially said he was Quot inclined Quot to advise sticking to the voting machines. But after discussing the matter with selectmen he finally agreed that the use of paper ballots was the Quot common sense Quot answer. A key element in his decision however was that for the primaries locally there will be no contests in either political party for its candidates for the House seats from the new Bennington Woodford legislative District and no contests in either party for candidates for Bennington county a two state Senate seats. These Are the Only positions for which elections will be held. Barber thus advised limiting the use of paper ballots to the primary election Only. For the general election nov. 23, when there will be contests among the two major parties candidates Barber strongly urged that the towns voting machines be used. The matter of polling places however was not so easily resolved. The problem which selectmen indicated is theirs and not the town Board of civil authority a responsibility to resolve has its roots in the conflict Between past local voting practices and the legislative distracting which is the result of the Legislatures reapportionment. The Bennington Woodford House District no. 3, for which six representatives were assigned under the equal population criterion on which reapportionment was based has been further subdivided into three subdistrict also of equal population each of whose voters will choose two of the six representatives. One of the subdivisions subdistrict 2 Eastis made up roughly of the Southeastern por Tion of the town of Bennington plus the town of Woodford. Subdistrict i North roughly encompasses the remaining Northern portion of Bennington including the Village of North Bennington and subdistrict 3 South roughly encompasses the remaining Southern portion of the town including old Bennington. Selectmen promptly agreed that for subdistrict 2 there would be a polling place for voters of Woodford which town would be responsible for Manning the polls and meeting its expenses plus a polling place at the Eagle Hose company firehouse on East main Street for the Bennington voters of this subdistrict. For subdistrict 3 there would be one polling place at the Bennington elementary school. And for subdistrict i there would be one polling place at see selectmen Page to col. I the methodist Council has 50 million members. Corson of Philadelphia said he discussed the idea with other american protestants currently in Rome before approaching Vatican officials. At the same time Vatican sources disclosed that the pontiff will prolong his . Visit to two Days. This would give him More time for a possible meeting with american protestant leaders. A spokesman for the Vatican secretariat for promoting Christian Unity said a similar idea had been under consideration previously but that it had been rejected because the original length of the Popes visit was too Short. However the spokesman added Quot we would be Happy if any meeting of this sort could be worked teen Ager killed Hyde Park it. Up a one son of a Utility company executive was killed and another was seriously injured tuesday when their motorcycle rammed a dump truck. The dead youth was identified As Michael Cook 16, son of Walter Cook of Johnson manager of the Vermont electric co operative. Police said Michael was a passenger on a motorcycle operated by his brother Thomas 18. Michael was thrown beneath the wheels of the truck and fatally injured. Thomas was taken to a Morrisville Hospital in fair condition. The truck Driver Emust Snyder of Montgomery was not Hurt. Khan in Compromise All Thant ends peace Mission Only be limited Quot by the norms requested by the common Good namely the Public the Senate called an Quot episcopal Synod Quot will help the pontiff govern the 2,000-year-old roman Catholic Church. The Pope announced tuesday he intended to create the Senate but there had been no indication he planned to move so quickly. The fourth and final session of the ecumenical Council began in the splendor of St. Peters Basilica tuesday. The pontiff entered the Council Hall with a Quot Motu pro prior by his own will document officially laying Down the provisions for the new Senate. Eugene Cardinal Tisserant Dean of the sacred College of cardinals and head of the Council presidency read the latin document to the 2,500 prelates assembled in the Hall. Tuesday s announcement by the Pope greatly heartened most of the Bishops at the Council. Quot the episcopal Senate is terribly important and to a great extent will determine the Success of the Council Quot said Bishop Charles Buswell of Pueblo Colo. Quot this was the first time that we had a Clear notice that it see Council Page 10, col. 7 United. P Ress International president Mohammad Ayub Khan of Pakistan appealed today to president Johnson to help achieve a cease fire in pakistanis War with India. He indicated he was ready for a Compromise solution to the conflict. United nations s e c r e t a r y general Thant left new Delhi today with an admission an Quot end to the fighting has not been achieved Quot but he said that is no reason Why peace efforts should not continue. It appeared that Ayub Khan a apparent Bac Down on some of his demands might open the Way to a negotiated settlement. Indian spokesmen appeared ready tuesday for a cease fire but on Indian terms. The heavy ground fighting appeared to have tapered off but both sides reported widespread Aerial bombing attacks by the other and a heavy toll of civilian life and property. The United states evacuated 582 americans today from Lahore Pakistan s second City and the target of a major Indian Armor attack. Ayub Khan s statements to a crowded news conference in the Pakistan capital of Rawalpindi appeared to be the first major break in the world s search for a solution to the conflict. Ayub Khan red eyed from Lack of sleep said he wanted to reach a Quot purposeful and honorable settlement Quot with India and invited president Johnson to take a direct hand. He said Johnson should tej1 both India and Pakistan which depend on Large . Aid programs that the United states Quot will not stand for this conflict Quot and should arrange a purposeful and permanent a before. Pakistan had put Forward a three Point peace proposal and insisted it was inflexible withdrawal of both sides from Kashmir the bringing in of american and afro asian troops As peace keepers and a plebiscite within three months after the cease fire. It was the third demand he softened today. He said Pakistan would be willing to negotiate on its demand for a plebiscite within three months after a cease fire. And he used the words Quot plebiscite or the substance of a Thant had flown first to raw lip Lodi for talks with Ayub Khan and then to new Delhi for talks with prime minister Lai Bahadur Shastri. He had been scheduled to leave tuesday for new York but when it was apparent he had hit a Snag in his peace efforts he waited until today. Informed sources in new Delhi said he would continue his talks with the world Powers at . Headquarters in new York to try to bring pressure on the two countries to halt the War. India today claimed to have grabbed control of 13 Miles of a vital pakistani Railroad in the Sialkot area along the Indian West pakistani Frontier North of Lahore. A military bulletin issued at mid Day by the Indian defense ministry said Indian commanders have confirmed the destruction of 85 pakistani tanks in the Sialkot fighting since sept. 7. Up correspondent Max Vanzi reporting from the Sialkot front quoted ski stand commanders As saying the Battle has widened along a flexible line 50 to 60 Miles Long and 20 Miles wide on both sides of the Indian Pakistan Border. The general commanding pakistanis armoured division said the Battle was going Quot extremely he said 300 Indian tanks have been destroyed. Indian military spokesmen said the pakistanis were blowing up Bridges to Block the Indian Advance toward Lahore including spans on the Kha girl canal. India said the canal is Quot Well inside the inner defences of Thant said he would make his first Public statement Quot of sub stance Quot Only after returning to new York and reporting to the . Security Council. Thant was expected to arrive in new York about 2 . Edt thursday. $100,000 sought for dropouts Montpelier up a Vermont is trying to get Over $100,000 to put High school dropouts to work this Winter. The state office of economic Opportunity has asked the Boston regional office for $113,000 to go into neighbourhood youth corps programs. The programs would be sponsored by the state recreation department and coordinated by the five Community action councils in Vermont. The projects would be separate from the present youth corps projects now being organized by the state education department. Initial plans Call for 73 boys and 15 girls to work for the recreation department for 30 hours a week at $1.25 an hour. Presents medals president Johnson pins a medal on gemini 5 astronaut l. Gordon Cooper in White House ceremonies. Looking on Are mrs. Cooper and Coopers partner in space Charles Pete Conrad. Story appears on Page 14. Up Beanie wins in new York new York us a democratic voters rejecting the personal Choice of retiring mayor Robert f. Wagner tuesday nominated City controller Abraham Beame to run for mayor against the most formidable Republican candidate since Fiorello la guar la. Beame will oppose gop rep. John v. Lindsay in november. The general election ballot also will include conservative William f. Buckley and two minor party candidates. The democratic nominee lost no time in firing his opening Salvo at the republicans declaring in a Victory message they could not Quot buy City he called Lindsay a glamorous Quot Man out front for National gop leaders leaders. Quot let me warn the leaders of the National Republican party that new yorker Are not Guili Ible Beame said. Quot they will not be taken in by Glamor and glib Ness false fronts and lavish spending. Salvage what you can of your $3 million slush fund for you cannot buy City Hall. If Beame wins in november he would become the first jew ish mayor of the nation s largest City. Runner up to Beame in the democratic primary was City Council president Paul r. Sure vane a Long time political protege of mayor Wagner who had the mayor s endorsement. Two other candidates rep. William f. Ryan and City councilman Paul 0dwyer, a brother of the late mayor William of o Dwyer ran far behind. Complete unofficial returns from the City s 5,097 precincts gave Beame 327,934 votes to Screvane a 268,991. Ryan had 113,182 votes and o Dwyer 28,613. Beame said he intended to Quot unmask Quot Lindsay As one who disavowed his Republican affiliations while Quot he gladly accepts bundles of Republican Money and begs for Groverman says i Lei Siam forces Are ind Etuate Portsmouth . Up a rear . William h. Groverman said today that South Viet names armed forces were Quot totally inadequate Quot to defend the country against the Viet Cong. Groverman speaking at the 111th annual meeting of the Northern textile association said american troops were essential in Quot providing the Security necessary to allow the vietnamese to become the Admiral said Success in the guerilla conflict lies in Quot the ability to Clear and hold an area. Quot our Indian wars Are examples of the tactics required even to the extent that the indians were usually Friendly if Given Security Quot he said. Sen. Edward m. Kennedy d-mass., was to deliver the main address at the closing banquet tonight. Former presidential aide Theodore c. Sorensen also was expected to attend the ban t

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